Black Spirituality Religion : The need to have Sadguru

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    The need to have Sadguru

    The inert energy is produced from food and oxygen (Anna and Prana). This inert energy flows through brain and nerves which are in the state of functioning, develops the property of awareness. Such awareness-energy is called as mind, which is not associated with any external knowledge. The awareness simply makes some desires without any analysis. Such desire (Sankalpa) is often altered (Vikalpa) because the logical analysis is not developed due to absence of any external knowledge.

    In this state, the awareness (Mind) makes the human being equal to a bird or animal only. When the external knowledge is associated with awareness, the logical analysis develops which results in decision without making any alteration. Then the awareness is called as intelligence (Buddhi) or Vijnana. The mind is blind and when the mind is the ruler, the human being is just like the blind king Dhrutarashtra. If the awareness is associated with the knowledge given by external Guru, the human being is like the kingdom ruled by Dharma Raja associated with Gita, the divine knowledge, given by Lord Krishna. The mind by itself is like a blind sense only (Manah Shashthani-Gita).

    The mind is like the untrained driver. The intelligence is like a trained driver. The intelligence alone can make the determination which leads to correct practice. Therefore, the soul (Yourself) is like the owner. Your body is like the car. The mind is like the steering rod. The untrained driver is like the inert steering rod which is mind. The same mind (awareness) becomes a trained driver due to association of divine knowledge given by the Sadguru who is the correct guide of training. The correct knowledge in driving alone makes the difference between untrained and trained drivers. Therefore, your first responsibility is to search for the Sadguru to obtain the correct trained driver (Buddhi) in your body.

    Therefore, Gita starts with the Buddhi Yoga. Gita is starting with Jnana Yoga. Sankara gave the entire credit to Jnana Yoga, which is the correct knowledge in driving that is obtained from Sadguru. Therefore, do not proceed with the mind like an animal or ignorant person in the spiritual journey. In such case you will be exploited by various selfish ignorant people.

    At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

    Anil Antony

    Universal Spirituality for World Peace